Case Studies

Quarter Turn Clamps

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Automotive components manufacturing
Application
Fixture change for control device assembly

[Feedback]

Quarter turn fasteners provided quick and reliable fixture changing!
Only a quarter turn of the knob is much faster than tightening a wing screw and ON/OFF marking improves reliability of the operation.

[IMAO Product]

QCTH / QCTHL / QCTHH

QUARTER-TURN CLAMPS

QCTH-N / QCTH-B

CAM RECEPTACLES

Quarter Turn Clamps / Button Locking Pins

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Laboratory device manufacturing
Application
Vial holder & plulg holder change in evaporator

[Feedback]

One touch changeover made user-friendly evaporator. Our customers are satisfied with quick and easy changeover just by pushing the botton or turning the knob.

[IMAO Product]

QCTH / QCTHL / QCTHH

QUARTER-TURN CLAMPS

QCTH-N / QCTH-B

CAM RECEPTACLES

QCBU / QCBUS

BUTTON-LOCKING PINS

QCBU-M

BALL-LOCK RECEPTACLES

Quarter Turn Clamps

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Electrical components manufacturing
Application
Assembly fixture for switching power supplies

[Feedback]

Standardized quick release fasteners cut fixture costs by 70% and eliminated fixture maintenance! There is no need to make and repair custom fasteners that were used before.

[IMAO Product]

QCTH / QCTHL / QCTHH

QUARTER-TURN CLAMPS

QCTH-N / QCTH-B

CAM RECEPTACLES

Button Locking Pins / Ball Lock Clamps

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Machine components manufacturing
Application
Fixture changeover in assembly machine

[Feedback]

Fixture changeover that happens 10 times a day became simple and easy. Ball lock fastners provide quick change of pushing pad, holders and guides just by pushing the button. One tuch operation reduced not only setup time but also operator's workload.

[IMAO Product]

QCBU / QCBUS

BUTTON-LOCKING PINS

QCBU-M

BALL-LOCK RECEPTACLES

QCBA / QCBAS

BALL-LOCK CLAMPING RECEPTACLES

QCBA-M

BALL-LOCK CLAMPING PINS

Quarter Turn Clamps

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
System device manufacturing
Application
Nipper unit change in injection molding line

[Feedback]

Setup time of nipper unit was reduced from 15 min to 1 min thanks to simple and quick operation of quarter turn fasteners! Visible locking condition by ON/OFF marking increased safety of the factory.

[IMAO Product]

QCTH / QCTHL / QCTHH

QUARTER-TURN CLAMPS

QCTH-N / QCTH-B

CAM RECEPTACLES

Quarter Turn Clamps

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Assembly & testing equipment manufacturing
Application
Fixture change in auto parts testing epuipment

[Feedback]

Fixture setup time was shortened by half compared to previous clamping with screws or knobs. Just turning the knob 1/4 turn made fixture changeover faster and easier to hold multiple workpieces.

[IMAO Product]

QCTH / QCTHL / QCTHH

QUARTER-TURN CLAMPS

QCTH-N / QCTH-B

CAM RECEPTACLES

Modular Pull Clamping System

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Metal parts manufacturing
Application
Fixture change between various machining centers

[Feedback]

The same fixture can mount on vertical, horizontal and 5 axis machining centers. It provided more flexible production and shorter lead time.

[IMAO Product]

CP150

CLAMPING MODULES (Flanged)

Modular Pull Clamping System Hook Type

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Die cast mold manufacturing
Application
Fixture change on horizontal machining center

[Feedback]

Fixture changing time was eliminated by this quick change fixturing system. The locating repeatability is much better than our requirement.

[IMAO Product]

CP160

CLAMPING MODULES (Hook)

Compact Wedge Clamps

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Industrial machine manufacturing
Application
Drilling and milling on horizontal machining center
Workpieces
Aluminum parts

[Feedback]

We made a dedicated fixture and fixed it with a vise for clamping a large number of workpieces which used to be clamped individually with a vise. This fixture can hold two workpieces with one clamp, and has succeeded in placing a large number of workpieces in a limited space.

[IMAO Product]

CP132

COMPACT WEDGE CLAMPS

  • The wedge mechanism allows powerfully clamping the workpiece.
  • Can hold two workpieces with equilateral clamping action by using a hex wrench.

Compact Work Supports

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Electronics parts manufacturing
Application
Drilling and milling on vertical machining center
Workpieces
Aluminum die casting parts

[Feedback]

With Imao's BJ360 Work Support, the time-consuming setup task of anti-vibration has become easier and tool-less.

[IMAO Product]

BJ360

COMPACT WORK SUPPORTS

Spring-Loaded Work Locators

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Automobile parts manufacturing
Application
Drilling and milling on vertical machining center
Workpieces
Aluminum die casting parts

[Feedback]

Workpiece can be located accurately by inserting spring loaded tapered pins into casting holes.

[IMAO Product]

CP710

SPRING-LOADED WORK LOCATORS

Form Holding Clamps /Jaws for Internal Form Holding

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Metal parts manufacturing
Application
Face milling on horizontal machining center
Workpieces
Mechanical structural alloy steel

[Feedback]

Clamping with vises or side clamps was difficult and complicated. ID clamping provided easy and simple workholding.

[IMAO Product]

CP125

FORM HOLDING CLAMPS

CP127

JAWS FOR INTERNAL FORM HOLDING

Centering Clamps / Flex Zero Bases

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Metal parts manufacturing
Application
Machining and fixtures changing on 5-axis machining center
Workpieces
Aluminum blocks

[Feedback]

Simple design without tool interference provided 5-axis machining. Sufficient clamping force allowed unmanned operation with security.

[IMAO Product]

CP170-N

CENTERING CLAMPS

CP180

FLEX ZERO BASES

Toe Clamps

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Die manufacturing for electronics parts
Application
Drilling and milling on horizontal machining center
Workpieces
Steel parts (Width : 150-300mm, Thickness : 10-25mm)

[Feedback]

Compact design enabled multiple-parts holding. Secure clamping increased machining accuracy.

[IMAO Product]

CP104

TOE CLAMPS

Side Clamps

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Construction machine parts manufacturing
Application
Drilling and milling on horizontal machining center
Workpieces
Cast iron parts

[Feedback]

Compact design enabled multiple-parts holding. Easy operation eliminated 50% of workpiece loading/unloading time. High clamping force reduced defective rate.

[IMAO Product]

CP107

SIDE CLAMPS

Vertical-Handle Hold-Down Snap Clamps(Mini)

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Automobile parts manufacturing
Application
Welding pipes for automobile seat

[Feedback]

High durability eliminated cumbersome maintenance of clamps. Toggle clamps that they had used in the past had been worn out every two months. One-touch operation reduced workpiece loading/unloading time.

[IMAO Product]

QLSNDM

VERTICAL-HANDLE HOLD-DOWN SNAP CLAMPS(MINI)

Low-Profile Clamps

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Medical equipments manufacturing
Application
Drilling and milling on vertical machining center
Workpiece
Aluminum blocks

[Feedback]

Compact design enabled multiple-parts holding. Extremely low profile clamping slashed material height.

[IMAO Product]

MBSC

LOW-PROFILE CLAMPS

Double Edge Clamps

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Metal parts manufacturing
Application
Drilling and milling on horizontal machining center
Workpiece
Aluminum blocks

[Feedback]

Compact design enabled multiple-parts holding. Fixturing cost was reduced dramatically.

[IMAO Product]

MBDE

DOUBLE EDGE CLAMPS

Compact Work Supports

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Industrial machine manufacturing
Application
Machining on horizontal machining center
Workpiece
Cast iron parts

[Feedback]

Cumbersome height adjustment of jack was eliminated and workpiece setup time was reduced.

[IMAO Product]

BJ360

COMPACT WORK SUPPORTS

Hex-head Swivel Gripper Screws

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Industrial machine manufacturing
Application
Machining on horizontal machining center
Workpiece
Cast iron parts

[Feedback]

Swivel tip holds the tapered surface securely.

[IMAO Product]

BUH

HEX-HEAD SWIVEL GRIPPER SCREWS

Pull Clamps (Heavy)

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Machine tools manufacturing
Application
Drilling and milling on horizontal machining center
Workpiece
Cast iron parts

[Feedback]

One-touch operation reduced workpiece loading/unloading time. Strong clamping held the workpiece securely in heavy duty machining.

[IMAO Product]

QLPDH

PULL CLAMPS (Heavy)

Low-Profile Cam Edge Clamps

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Automobile parts manufacturing
Application
Drilling and end milling on vertical machining center
Workpiece
Aluminum plates (3mm thickness)

[Feedback]

One-touch operation reduced workpiece loading/unloading time. Low profile clamping enabled holding a workpiece 3mm thick.

[IMAO Product]

QLSCL-R

LOW-PROFILE CAM EDGE CLAMPS

Power-tool Actuated Block Pull Clamps

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Hydraulic equipment manufacturing
Application
Drilling and milling on horizontal machining center
Workpiece
Steel bars

[Feedback]

Easy tightening operation reduced workpiece loading/unloading time.

[IMAO Product]

PTPD

POWER-TOOL ACTUATED BLOCK PULL CLAMPS

OD Holding Clamps

[Customer Information]

Type of Business
Medical equipment manufacturing
Application
Drilling and milling on horizontal machining center
Workpiece
Aluminum blocks

[Feedback]

Simple workholding enabled to complete 4 machining processes at a time.

[IMAO Product]

CP120

OD HOLDING CLAMPS